Jewish date: 27 ’Av 5769.
Today’s holiday: Monday of the Twentieth Week of Ordinary Time
Today’s quasi-holidays: Sandcastle Day, National Thriftshop Day.
Relevant to Divine Misconceptions: “Iran: Trial of 7 Baha'is accused of spying for Israel to begin on Tuesday”: File this one under religious oppression.
Today’s news and commentary:
“Photo gallery: Dust art”. Enjoy and share the weirdness.